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Apr 15, 2020Liked by John Stoehr

But we’ve had so much winning. We should be congratulating Trump. Thanks to Trump, USA is number 1 is Covid-19 cases, Covid-19 deaths, and most lies by any other world leader.

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Apr 15, 2020Liked by John Stoehr

It’s hard to be hopeful about the November election. In 1972, after 4 years of disastrous results in Vietnam, Nixon was reelected. In 2004, after the disaster of the Iraq invasion, and the continuing insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dubya was reelected.

In one sense, it is good not to be hopeful about November. With Trump still polling with a 44% favorability rating, we need to stay motivated to defeat Voldemort and his minions in the Senate.

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Very yes to this, Fred.

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Regime change is never sudden or apparent. It's when things become highly dysfunctional that a large portion of the population is motivated to push for change.

I think what's critical to remember is John's main point which is that we can't rely on the current transition to happen on its own accord. We must do what is needed to crush the plutocratic and reactionary forces which are killing this country. Voting is part of that necessity; as we just saw in the Wisconsin state supreme court election, Democrats and liberals have more electoral and political power than we typically realize. We must also engage with the disappointed and disaffected and convince them that they have a powerful opportunity to change things for the better for themselves and for the country at large.

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